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Butler routs Youngstown State 91-61

Jan 16, 2010 - 10:03 PM INDIANAPOLIS(AP) -- Shelvin Mack scored 22 of his 24 points in the first half to lead Butler to a 91-61 victory over Youngstown State Saturday.

Matt Howard scored 22 points, Willie Veasley had 13 points and Zach Hahn had 12 for the Bulldogs (14-4, 7-0 Horizon). Butler scored the game's first eight points and led 49-26 at halftime as Mack was 8-for-10 from the field, leading the way for the Bulldogs' 60-percent shooting success in the half.

Butler finished the game shooting 57 percent compared to 46 percent for Youngstown State.

Sirlester Martin led Youngstown State (7-10, 2-6) with 23 points. Kelvin Bright, who scored 10, was the only other player in double figures for the Penguins.